Admission for international exchange students

How to apply for exchange at OsloMet and select courses.

COVID-19 and international exchange

As a result of the pandemic and the uncertain times we are facing, we urge you to take precautions when planning for exchange. Please note that OsloMet does not take responsibility for any changes or cancellations outside our control caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes also any financial or practical challenges that might occur for individual students as a result of the pandemic. 

Follow our updates and get more information on the situation surrounding COVID-19 in Norway (

How to apply for exchange at OsloMet

To qualify for exchange at OsloMet, you have to be a student at one of our partner institutions, through Erasmus+, Nordplus or another agreement. In addition, you need to be nominated by your home institution. Once your home institution has nominated you, OsloMet will send you an email with a link to our application form.

Please note that if your home institution has nominated you and you do not receive any emails from us, make sure to check your spam filter. If you have several email accounts, please ask your home institution which email address they used in the nomination so that you know which account to check. 

Contact your home institution for information about their application procedures and follow these. Read through all the information on this page before you start filling in the application form.

If you want to take a full master's degree at OsloMet, check out how to apply for our international master's degrees.

If you already live in Norway, you are not qualified for exchange at OsloMet. However, if you wish to apply for courses ("enkeltemner"), not study programmes, contact the department where you want to take courses directly.

Information for colleagues at our partner institutions: 

Updated information relating to nomination and applications for the autumn semester 2022 will be published as soon as possible.


Check out available courses for exchange students.

Application deadline

International exchange students must send in the application by 

Admission requirements

Please read all the admission and documentation requirements carefully before you submit your application. You might find additional admission requirements on the description page of each of the courses you are selecting.

You have to

You are only qualified if you meet the admission requirements. If you are not qualified your application will be rejected.

Required documentation

Scan or take high quality pictures of all your documents. We do not accept .zip files. Each file cannot exceed 30 MB.

These are the required documents you upload when you apply for exchange:

Due to COVID-19, we understand that some applicants may have difficulties getting all the documentation ready before the deadline. Please contact us if you need more time.

  • Additional documentation for the Faculty of Health Sciences

    Some clinical placements at this faculty require

  • Additional documentation for the Faculty of Education and International Studies

    You need a a police clearance certificate stating that you have no criminal records and can work with minors in a school setting (to be produced upon arrival) for this course:

  • Additional documentation for the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design

    • European Project Semester (EPS)

      EPS requires a motivation letter describing your academic interests and ambitions.

    • The Department of Art, Design and Drama

      Courses at this department require your CV and portfolio/examples of work (5-10 A4 sized pictures/photographs).

    • The Department of Product Design

      Courses at this department require

      • a motivation letter
      • your CV
      • portfolio


You need to be nominated by your home institution. Once we have received your nomination, we will send you an email with a link to our application form. 

You will be asked to confirm that you will apply for housing ( right away. Please note that OsloMet cannot offer a housing guarantee, but still urge you to apply for housing within the deadline. 


Questions about your application?

Contact us by e-mail if you have any questions.

  • Exchange students

    Enrich your education and get a taste of life in a cosmopolitan Scandinavian capital city surrounded by beautiful nature. Spending a semester or a year on exchange at OsloMet will give you memories for life.